Sharks and Minnows is a dangerous
Today in physical education class we played this game. What it involves, is one person being the "shark" and standing in the middle of the gym. Everyone else is a "minnow" and lines up. They then run across the gym, attempting to reach the other end before the "shark" can tag them. If they are tagged, they become a "shark".
The only other time I have played this game has been with young children in swimming pools.
But today, we played it in our junior/senior P.E. class. We have a large class, so there was a lot of people. I collided with another "minnow" and fell. I skinned my knee on the gym floor. Anyone who has ever skinned their knee on a heavily varnished gym floor knows the pain I am in. It HURTS! I don't usually complain about my injuries, but this stings, it burns, it's red and gross.
And, I had to go to the school nurse.
I am afraid of school nurses. I always have been - ever since elementary school. I have been to the school nurse one time in my life previous to today. That was when I was really sick and ended up going home.
Today, I waited a period and then went with my friend to the nurse. She was nice. She gave me some non-stingy stuff to clean up my knee. Then she gave me some medicated goody Vaseline stuff to put on my knee. Then she gave me a band-aid. And then she gave me an ice pack. She was nice.
I am still afraid of school nurses. (They aren't even nurses! They're "health-aids". They just call themselves nurses!)
That was my trauma of the day.
Posted by Serene Chaos at 6:57:00 PM